How To Hide Apps on an Android Device

November 2016

Whether you're looking to hide a certain app from nosy friends or get rid of those pre-installed apps for which you have no use, Android has got you covered.

This quick guide will teach you how to hide apps on your Android smartphone or tablet with just a quick tweak to your device settings.

Hide Applications on an Android Device

Begin on the home screen of your device, and go to Apps.

Tap Menu, followed by Hide applications:


Tick the boxes next to the apps that you would like to hide. When finished, select Done:


Note that you can view hidden apps at any time by tapping Menu and selecting Show hidden apps:


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